A gift of Island poetry

Judy Gaudet | Making the Sky

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

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Wet the sky thoroughly

right down to the treeline.

Wrap it round the strait.

First add the brightness,

leaving either nothing

or a light blue or yellow,

and into this the darker blue,

grey, leaving places

for the light behind the sky

to shine through.

A treeline may go next,

running a little into the sky.

Add scratches to hold

the extra pigment that says

this is a different state of matter.

Add the water last,

dry, so the light sparkles over it,

so that the strait reflects the sky

but is not the sky.

Judy Gaudet. Conversations with Crows (Oberon Press) and 150+ Canada’s History in Poetry (Acorn Press, 2018) are two of Judy’s most recent collections.

Deirdre Kessler selects a poem a month by an Island poet for The Buzz.

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